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Why Brexit Matters So Much For the Rights of Women in Ireland.
5 min read, A Closer Look, Brexit

Why Brexit Matters So Much For the Rights of Women in Ireland.

On a July morning in 1943, Marie-Louise Giraud was executed by guillotine at the Petite Roquette women’s prison in Paris. Giraud’s crime? She performed 27 abortions, an offence made punishable by death in France, as a response to falling birthrates. France was not exceptional, though. Across Europe in the 1930s and 40s, governments sought control…

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